Gov. Quinn signs anti-bullying bill

Gov. Quinn signs anti-bullying bill by Matt Simonette

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Gov. Pat Quinn on June 26 signed legislation that installs protections and procedures to help students bullied in Illinois schools.

“A child who is bullied is a child who is fearful of learning [and] fearful of coming to school,” Quinn said at the signing, which was held at Skinner West Elementary School, 1260 W. Adams St. “We cannot allow bullying to take place within a school or outside a school. That’s why the legislation that we’re signing today is landmark legislation.”

Quinn signed the bill surrounded by students attending day camp at Skinner. He added, “I feel that it’s important that we lead when it comes to this issue. … It’s important that our kids understand that we must respect each other.”